Purchasing Officer Salary

Purchasing Officers in the United States take home an average $46K per year. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Purchasing Officers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, around one in four claim no health benefits at all. Women make up a slight majority of Purchasing Officers (53 percent) survey respondents.

$32,030 - $85,544
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$46K
$86K
MEDIAN: $45,704
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$12.48 - $39.73
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MEDIAN: $19.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$32,030 - $85,544  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $49,316  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,284 - $85,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $39.73  
   
Overtime
$31.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $49,316  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,284 - $85,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.

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Purchasing Officer Tasks

  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.
  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officer

Pay by Experience for a Purchasing Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Purchasing Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 32 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Purchasing Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Purchasing Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 17 salaries. A Purchasing Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Purchasing Officer

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲33%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 24%
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